Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Mini Scrapbooks

Happy Halloween! It's time for me to put away the scary stamps and get prepared for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

I haven't had much time lately to get into my craft room, but I did make a couple little mini toilet roll scrapbooks the other night. They are not completed yet, but I wanted to share a little something with you now and I'll post them when I do get them finished. I'd like to make a few of these for the craft show that we have in Chambers the first Saturday in December.

Notice the charms I had made are attached to the wire binding. I flatten toilet rolls for the pages and wrap them in decorative paper. The covers are made using double thickness of cereal box cardboard and then covered with decorative paper. Each toilet roll is a pocket so I will need to add tags in each. There are four pages to the book. My plan is to put inspirational quotes, Bible verses, etc. on the pages. Let me know, if you like the idea and think they might sell at a craft show. I'll see what I can do to get one finished.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Stampin' Up Promotion Today!

Be sure to shop today to take advantage of 15% off most stamps in the catalogs! Go to my online store or email me with your order, by 10:00 p.m. tonight. You can find more details on my last post or contact me, if you have any questions. Happy Monday to you all!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Stampin' Up Promotions

Monday, October 29 is going to be an exciting day to be a Stampin’ Up! papercrafter!

Three big things are happening on Monday.
  1. For 24 hours only, almost every stamp we sell will be reduced 15 percent! We’re calling this the Sell-A-Stamp Spooktacular, and the goal is to sell more stamps in a single day than ever before.
  2. Our weeklong celebration of Digital Scrapbooking Day begins, and you can get FREE downloads and 50 percent off digital kits! Check out on Monday for details.
  3. The winning project kit will be announced AND available starting October 29. Look for information about the kit and how to order it on Monday. 
Starting at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:50 PM (MT), almost every stamp Stampin' Up sells will be 15 percent off.
This means all stamps in the current catalogs including
    • Background stamps
    • Personalized name stamps
    • Cookie press stamps
    • Single-image stamps
This DOES NOT include
    • Hostess sets
    • Bundled stamp sets
    • Digital stamp brush sets

  • There is no minimum purchase, and no limit to the number of stamps you can order.
  • Remember the Sell-A-Stamp Spooktacular savings is on Monday ONLY. Look through our catalog and let me know which sets you need for Holiday projects, or any sets that have been on your wish list. Now is the time to order them!
    Email me ( and I would be happy to place your order. Thanks.

    Thursday, October 25, 2012

    Charms for Mini Scrapbook Albums

    I finally did a little research to see how people made their own charms. After a little bit of time in Hobby Lobby, I picked up what I thought would get me started. Here are a couple pictures of my first homemade charms. I plan to attach these to the binding of mini scrapbooks so they will dangle with the ribbon that I tie around the binding.
    Paige really liked the cowboy boots so I'm going to try and make her some earrings. The little hearts say "made with Love." Like I really need another hobby, but these are really fun to make and they will go along with my other hobbies ; )

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012

    Frankenstein Mini Milk Carton

    Here is the second project we made at the Chambers stamp club. I posted the mini milk carton Frankenstein and mummy earlier, but this is the version we made on Monday.
    We used the 3/4 in. punch for the eye lids, nose, and the white part of the eyes. The black part of the eye was using the circle punch from the three punches you can purchase together. The top is just attached with the ribbon so it can be easily opened to fill with goodies.

    Monday, October 22, 2012

    Wicked Cool

    The ladies in the Chambers stamp club got together this afternoon. Here's the Halloween card they made.

    I actually borrowed the stamp set, Wicked Cool, from Jennifer (thanks Jenny) so that I could have the ladies make a Halloween card. The spiderwebs in the corners are heat embossed using white embossing powder. Black staz-on was used for the bats on the left side, the text, and the candelabra. The text was stamped on a separate piece of white cardstock and then punched out using the decorative label punch. If you would like instructions, just email me and I can send you the directions that I provide to the stamp club ladies.

    Sunday, October 21, 2012

    Papillon Potpourri w/Delicate Doilies Sizzlet

    Hope you like my card ideas. I am so blessed to have such wonderful stamping friends. God has given all of us talents and I'm fortunate to have been able to find stamping that I can share with you. If there is anything particular you would like to see made, just email me ( and I'll see what I can come up with.

    Saturday, October 20, 2012

    Apothecary Art

    About forgot about this stamp set, Apothecary Art. It's a very classy stamp set and I love the framelits that go with it.

    Friday, October 19, 2012

    Owl Punch Moose

    Saw this one on Internet and knew I had to make this guy.
    The moose head is made from the owl punch. I also used the circles from the owl punch for the eyes. The horns and the wreath are using the scallop circle punch. I used the 1 1/4 inch circle punch for the inside part of the wreath. Be sure to punch the circle first and then punch the outside with the scallop circle punch. The ornaments on the wreath are gems that I colored with a permanent red marker.

    Do you have your Christmas cards made yet?

    Thursday, October 18, 2012

    Vintage embossing with Circle flowers

    This card came together pretty quickly. The flowers are made of circles. I like these flowers because they are flat enough to still mail the card. Using the two-way glue and a little dazzling diamonds glitter to the edges really jazz up the whole card.

    Wednesday, October 17, 2012

    Elements of Style

    If anyone has been keeping track of my posts, the Croptoberfest was a success on Saturday. My main objective was to meet new people and I did just that. I have two ladies that were interested in joining my stamp club and a couple ladies liked one of my mini scrapbooks and would like me to host a workshop or provide materials that they would be willing to buy to make the mini scrapbook. I believe everyone signed up to attend another crop, if offered in January. I heard a few of the ladies say that they wished we could do this every month. I had taken my camera, but didn't even have the time to take any pictures. The make n takes were a success and I should have had more cards available to sell. I really had no idea what to expect so I will be better prepared next time.

    Here's another card for you to get some ideas off of. I stamped the words first and drew the lines above and below the word stamped image. I masked the middle area covering the words, between the lines and then stamped above and below. Looks like a whole different piece of card stock for the words, but there is just one layer. I punched the flowers for dimension.

    Friday, October 12, 2012

    French Foliage

    Here's another version of the French Foliage card. I'm off to the football game, but wanted to get this post on really quick. Have a great weekend! I'll let you know how the Croptoberfest goes after tomorrow.
    The leaves are the same as yesterday's post using Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, and More Mustard ink. I just used the Early Espresso marker to draw the rough edged lines around the card. I used very vanilla cardstock and sponged the edges with Crumb cake ink.

    Thursday, October 11, 2012

    Croptoberfest Make n Takes

    I've finally decided on the two make n takes that I will be providing at the Croptoberfest this Saturday, in O'Neill. I tried to keep them simple because I don't know the people that will be attending and what experience they have with stamping. I hope everyone enjoys them.

    The French Foliage stamp set was used on the first card. I masked the card front using sticky notes leaving the middle for stamping.  Sponge around the outside using crumb cake ink. The leaves were stamped using cherry cobbler, old olive, and more mustard inks. I used the Rock n Roll technique by inking the image in the color first and then rolling the outside part of the image using early espresso ink. The spots are stamped using the early espresso ink and the feint words in the background were using the crumb cake ink. Remove the mask and use the scoring tool to give some dimension above and below the stamped area. The sentiment and Baker's twine were added.
    The card base is using the crumb cake card stock. I created a template that would make it easier to mark where the butterflies will be so that they are centered on the card. I stamped the antennas first and then randomly stamped the sentiment on the card front using the Versamark pad.  I stamped the butterflies using Staz-on ink on the various colored card stock: vanilla, perfect plum, and rose red. I attached the butterflies to the already stamped antennas. Cover the butterflies with crystal effects and drizzle a little dazzling diamonds glitter over the top.

    Wednesday, October 10, 2012

    Papillon Potpourri Bliss

    I wish the Bliss stamp set was still in the catalog. Don't you? I decided to use the stamp from this set anyway to create this card. I'm still using the Papillon Potpourri stamp set and coordinating punch. I'll show you the two make n take cards that I finally decided on for the Croptoberfest once I get pictures taken.

    Saturday, October 6, 2012

    Papillon Potpourri #3

    Here's another Papillon Potpourri card. So which one do you like the best out of the last three days? Let me know because I still haven't decided what I'm having for the make n takes at the Croptoberfest. I can't get over how easy this stamp set and matching Elegant Butterfly punch make this card come together.
    Each of the butterflies is covered with crystal effects and just a touch of glitter was added.

    Friday, October 5, 2012

    Papillon Potpourri #2

    Here's another Papillon Potpourri card for you. Let me know which card you would enjoy making. I'll have more examples throughout the rest of the week.
    Again, this picture was taken using my iPad. Hope the quality is good enough for you to see the details.

    Thursday, October 4, 2012

    Papillon Potpourri

    Here's a card for you butterfly lovers. I'm going to be making several cards with this stamp set and then decide which one to have as a make n take at the Croptoberfest on Saturday, October 13. Let me know by the end of the week which one you would like to make whether attending the crop or not.
    The picture of this card was taken using my iPad rather than my camera. Just thought I'd give it a try. Do you notice any difference in quality? I'll work on the lighting . . . maybe a little brighter image would be better. The butterfly was heat embossed using black embossing powder on cherry cobbler card stock. Hope you like the cards. It was cased (Copy And Share Everything) from the Internet.

    Wednesday, October 3, 2012

    Stampin' Up Limited-Time Offer

    It is the chance to buy single pieces from these select stamp sets:
    • Perfectly Penned
    • Word Play
    • Seasonal Sayings
    The offer will be available now through January 2, 2013.

    Here are the details....
    • These stamps are available on any order customer, demonstrator, workshop, or online.
    • These won't be sent to you in our typical cases or packaging; they'll be packaged in cello bags. If you'd like a case for your stamp, you can buy our Clear-Mount Stamp Cases that come in packs of four (item 119105).
    • This offer is available for clear-mount stamps only.
    • The stamps won't come with a Clear-Mount Block, and you'll need to buy a block separately, if you don't already have one. The recommended block sizes can be found on the flyers. 
    • There's no limit on how many pieces you can buy.

    Here are the item numbers if you'd like to place an order for these Single Stamps.
    Seasonal Sayings
    • $5.95 US - 132310 Christmas Block H
    • $5.95 US - 132311 Halloween Block H
    • $5.95 US - 132312 Thanks Block H
    • $4.95 US - 132313 Love Block D
    • $5.95 US - 132314 Celebrate Block H
    Word Play
    • $4.95 US - 132294 Sick Block C
    • $4.95 US - 132295 I Do Block C
    • $5.95 US - 132296 Laughter Block D
    • $4.95 US - 132297 Wish Big Block C
    • $6.95 US - 132298 In My Thoughts Block H
    • $5.95 US - 132299 You Mean the World Block D
    • $4.95 US - 132300 Worth the Wait Block C
    • $4.95 US - 132301 Imagine Block D
    • $6.95 US - 132302 Remember When Block I
    • $4.95 US - 132303 Joy Block C
    • $6.95 US - 132304 Dreams Block E
    • $4.95 US - 132305 Thanks a Million Block D
    Perfectly Penned
    • $4.95 US - 132306 Thank You Block D
    • $4.95 US - 132308 Get Well Block C
    • $5.95 US - 132307 Celebrate Today Block H
    • $5.95 US - 132309 Happy Birthday Block H
    Remember that this is a pilot program, so take advantage of it while you can!

    Tuesday, October 2, 2012

    Stampin' Up October Promotion

    For the month of October when you purchase the Ornament Keepsake stamp set & the Candlelight Christmas designer paper . . . 
    Ornament Keepsakes stamp set & DSP promotion
    Ornament Keepsakes Bundle promotion for Oct 2012
    The Ornament Keepsake Bundle with the Candlelight Designer paper. You will get the Festive Paper piercing pack for FREE!
    Festive paper piercing pack for FREE 
    Let me know, if you have any questions.

    Monday, October 1, 2012

    Croptoberfest Event

    I'm planning to take a couple make n take projects to the Croptoberfest event and I've decided to make this a little contest. All you have to do is email me with your ideas of make n takes and if I use your idea, I will reward you with a prize.  I'd like to get an idea of what you stampers would like to make this time of year or at an event like this. Do I go with Fall projects or Christmas projects? Do you like to make cards or 3d items? Maybe just the common cards that are necessary, like birthday, thinking of you, sympathy, etc. is what you like to make. Whether you are attending the crop or not, send me your ideas. I'd love to hear from you.

    Here's a flyer with some of the details of the crop that I will be a part of on Saturday, October 13.
    If you have any questions about the crop or my little contest, just email me at
    Have a great week!